Skip navigation

International Glaciological Society

You are in:  Home » Symposia

Forthcoming meetings

Below are some forthcoming meetings that may be of interest to IGS members.

Please send announcements about meetings suitable for inclusion on this page to us at our usual contact details.

Items marked ** are IGS sponsored
Items marked * are IGS co-sponsored

8–11 May 2017

Minisymposium MS3.5: X-ray Micro-tomography of Snow and Porous Ice Media
to be held at the 9th International Conference on Porous Media & Annual Meeting

Rotterdam, Netherlands

See meeting website

9–13 May 2017

Past Global Changes (PAGES) Open Science Meeting (OSM)

Zaragova, Spain

See meeting website

15 May–2 June 2017

Arctic Field Summer Schools: Norway–Canada–USA collaboration

Svalbard and Tromsø, Norway

Organized by UiT - the Arctic University of Norway
See summer school website

22–25 May 2017

International Conference on High Latitude Dust 2017

Reykjavík, Iceland

See conference website

22–26 May 2017

Úa user meeting and course for new users

Cambridge, UK

Contact Hilmar Gudmundsson <>

22–26 May 2017

5th International Conference of the IASC thematic network ‘Palaeo-Arctic Spatial and Temporal (PAST) Gateways’

Kristineberg Research Station, Gullmmarsfjord, Sweden

See conference website

23–25 May 2017

Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System (CSDMS) Annual Meeting

Modeling Permafrost: a new software toolbox to explore frozen grounds
Hands-on Permafrost Modeling Clinic

Boulder, Colorado, USA

See meeting website

28–31 May 2017

Canadian Geophysical Union Annual Scientific Meeting

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

See meeting website

28 May–1 June 2017

Joint UK–Russia Workshop: Climate Change Impacts on Surface Water and Groundwater Hydrology in Cold Regions

Yakutsk, Russia

See workshop website
Contact Liudmila Lebedeva <>

4–8 June 2017

Permafrost conference – Earth's Cryosphere: Past, Present and Future

Pushchino, Russia

See conference website

6–8 June 2017

74nd Eastern Snow Conference

Ottawa, Canada

See conference website

19–22 June 2017

Forum for Research into Ice Shelf Processes: 31st FRISP workshop

Bergen, Norway

See workshop website

26–29 June 2017

International conference Snow cover, atmospheric precipitation, aerosols: climate and ecology

Irkutsk, Russian Federation

See conference website

2–6 July 2017

2nd Asian Conference on Permafrost

Sapporo, Japan

See conference website

7–9 July 2017

International youth scientific and practical conference: Innovations in Geology, Geophysics and Geography

Sevastopol, Russia

See conference website

10–12 July 2017

Third Pole Science Summit: TPE-CSTP-HKT Joint Conference
The Coupled Physical, Chemical, Biological and Social Systems in the Third Pole: Impacts, Feedbacks and Adaptation Pathways

Kunming, China

See conference website

14–19 July 2017

*Climate Impacts on Glaciers and Biosphere in Fuego–Patagonia

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Organised by the GABY-VASA project and co-sponsored by the International Glaciological Society (IGS).

Please note that the abstract submission deadline has been extended by one week until 7th April 2017.

Contact: Christoph Schneidern <>

Links to circular and the conference website

1–2 August 2017

International Workshop on Cryospheric Change and Sustainable Development

Lanzhou, China

See second circular

6–12 August 2017

21st Northern Research Basins (NRB) symposium and workshop: Cold-region hydrology in a non-stationary world

Yakutsk, Russia

See workshop website

14–19 August 2017

**International Symposium on Polar Ice, Polar Climate and Polar Change:

Remote sensing advances in understanding the cryosphere

Boulder, Colorado, USA

Contact: Secretary General, International Glaciological Society

4–8 September 2017

European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology 2017

Session UP2.4: The cryosphere and its interactions with meteorology and the climate system. Convener: Renato R. Colluci

Dublin, Ireland

See conference website

6–7 September 2017

**International Glaciological Society British Branch Meeting

Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

Contact: Amber Leeson <>

Links to the Branch Meeting website for registration and abstract submission here.

10–15 September 2017

SCAR/Past Antarctic Ice Sheet (PAIS) conference

Trieste, Italy

See conference website

12–23 September 2017

Karthaus course: Ice Sheets and Glaciers in the Climate System

Karthaus, Italy

See summer school website

4–5 October 2017

1st International SCAR–ANTPAS workshop

Varese, Italy
Workshop agenda and General information as PDF

9–11 October 2017

Workshop: Improved Satellite Retrievals of Sea-ice Concentration and Sea-ice Thickness for Climate Applications

Hamburg, Germany

Contact Stefan Kern <> or Dirk Notz <>

25–27 October 2017

**International Glaciological Society Nordic Branch Meeting

Uppsala, Sweden
Contact: Veijo Pohjola <>

14–19 March 2018

**International Symposium on Cryosphere and Biosphere

Kyoto, Japan

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Professor Nozomu Takeuchi, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan <>

Early summer 2018

International Symposium on Timescales, Processes and Ice Sheet Changes

Buffalo, NY, USA

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Beáta Csathó, University at Buffalo, NY, USA <>

15–26 June 2018

POLAR2018 – the SCAR and IASC/ASSW Conference

15 - 18 June SCAR and IASC/ASSW Business & Satellite Meetings
19 - 23 June SCAR/IASC Open Science Conference
24 - 26 June SCAR Delegates Meeting & 2018 Arctic Observing Summit

Davos, Switzerland

Contact: Anja Schilling Hoyle, conference manager <>

See conference website

May 2019

**International Symposium on Erosion and Sedimentation

Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Neal Iverson <>

24–28 June 2019

**International Symposium on Five Decades of Radioglaciology

Stanford, California, USA

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Dustin Schroeder <>

August 2019

**International Symposium on Sea Ice

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
David Barber <>

Late August/early September​ 2020

**International Symposium on Ice Stream Dynamics

Durham, UK

Secretary General, International Glaciological Society (IGS)
Chris Stokes <>

15–27 June 2018

SCAR/IASC Conference

Davos, Switzerland

Contact: SCAR Secretariat <>